Chelsea today confirmed the temporary departure of defender Tomas Kalas to Championship side Bristol City.
Kalas joined the Blues back in 2010 and has featured just four times in total for the club.
Kalas has never really convinced any of the club’s former managers of his worth, with big money being spent on the likes of David Luiz, Gary Cahill, Cesar Azpilicueta, Kurt Zouma and Antonio Rudiger in recent years.
The club have loaned Kalas out to five different clubs across the past eight years.
They are former club Sigma Olomouc, Vitesse, FC Koln, Middlesbrough and Fulham (both twice).
Chelsea are now farming out the £5.2 million signing once again – this time to Bristol City in the English second tier.
The 25-year-old follows fellow Chelsea loanee Jay Dasilva to Ashton Gate.
Is he ever going to make it at Stamford Bridge?
It has to be said, it doesn’t make for promising reading that he’s only made four appearances in the last eight years.
It seems quite strange that the club are continually loaning him out.
Surely the club should know by now whether he could do a job in the first team or he just needs to be sold.
At one stage he looked likely following his brilliant display in the famous 2-0 win over Liverpool in the 2013/14 season.
Andreas Christensen looks to have developed into the player the club perhaps envisaged he’d become.
The news has frustrated some Chelsea fans online.
They feel as though the club are simply wasting time and should just grant him a permanent move away:
Should have given him a chance or loan him back to Fulham. He helped them gain promotion, was with them for years and you’re just going to send him back to the Championship again… to gain what kind of experience? This is not going to be improve his career, you’re wasting it!
— Henri Hilario (@HilarioHenri) 23 August 2018
Can Chelsea just sell Kalas? Why keep loaning him out to clubs? Sell him and end his misery.
— Laredo (@laredo80) 23 August 2018
Just sell this guy
— Cmi (@CmiHD) 23 August 2018
As so many Chelsea loanees this guy needs to be given a perm transfer for the good of his career and himself, team after team its not easy for these players at times i think, he is a decent player maybe mid table PL is where he could play
— Stieven (@Mr_Stieven_Z) 23 August 2018
Best of Luck to him… Very Good Player, still think he could do a job for us in our First Team…
He’s Versatile, reliable, and for his age, very experienced…
Take Care #WelcomeTomas
— Chelsea FC Hub (@CFCLondonIsBlue) 23 August 2018
— Remy Rae Sichinga (@Remyrae11) 23 August 2018
Just sell him so he can make the most of his career, will always remember his game against Liverpool, should have given him a chance
— AfroBEAST Temu (@Brother_Sudi) 23 August 2018
HollyCow! Just sell him to fulham and add buy back clause to his contract. 😥Job done.👍🔵🔵🔵
— 🌈manley. (@M_akbar007) 23 August 2018